By Art Beitchman

Sixers big boss Daryl Morey made a very shrewd move signing free agent center Andre Drummond for the bargain basement sum of $2.4 million, cheap for a 4-time NBA rebounding champ.

All Andre did in his Sixer debut is snap 17 boards in 19 minutes subbing for Joel Embiid.

Not bad for a backup!

The last time a Sixers center debut pulled that many rebounds was the great Moses Malone in Madison Square Garden to begin the 1983 season.

I was present for big Mo’s first game that year, very memorable.

Drummond also helps with Embiid from logging big big minutes every game, plus spot starts when the big guy misses games.

And Drummond is also a rim protector!

It’s a win-win as the NBA 75th season gets rolling with lots of games played.